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The Ministry of Education has given great aid to the students appearing in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2023. In view of the demand of lakhs of candidates, the Union Ministry of Education has decided to end the criteria of 75% marks in JEE Main examination 2023. Students securing top 20 percentile of all boards will be eligible to apply for JEE Main exam, as announced by NTA.


About JEE Main Examination 


The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) consists of two papers. Paper 1 is a challenging examination for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B.Tech.) at NITs, IIITs, and Institutions/Universities recognized by participating State Governments. JEE (Main) is also an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is held for admission to IITs. Paper 2 is held for admission to the B. Arch and B. Planning programs.

The Advantages of Conducting the JEE Main Exam in Two Sessions:

  • This will provide candidates with two opportunities to improve their exam scores if they are unable to give their best effort in the first attempt.
  • On the first attempt, students will gain firsthand experience taking an examination and will be aware of their mistakes, which they can correct in the second attempt.
  • This reduces the likelihood of dropping a year and saves droppers from wasting an entire year.
  • If someone misses the exam due to circumstances beyond their control, they will not have to wait an entire year.
  • A candidate is not required to participate in both sessions. If a candidate appears in more than one session, the best of his/her JEE (Main) - 2023 NTA Scores will be considered for the Merit List/ Ranking.


Revised Eligibility Criteria for JEE Examination 2023


According to Ministry of Education sources, this relief is given to the top 20% of students in all Indian boards, including CBSE, ICSE, Bihar Board, UP Board, MP Board, and others. Students who finish in the top 20 percentile of their board in class 12 will not need to score 75% in order to take the JEE Advanced Exam. Students with low marks in class 12 will also be able to clear the JEE Advanced exam if they are among the top 2.5 lakh candidates in the JEE Mains exam.



Who will be benefitted?


This decision will benefit candidates who received less than 75 percent in aggregate in the 12th class board exam. Many of the top 20% of candidates on various state boards do not score at the 75th percentile. Many state boards, in particular, include students with less than 350 points in the top 20 percentile. This is due to the strict marking scheme used by those boards. As a result, the ministry has decided that if a student is in the top 20 percentile, they can sit for JEE Advanced.



High Court Refused the Demand to Postpone the Exam


The Bombay High Court has disapproved the order to postpone the JEE Main 2023 exam. The High Court stated that it does not see any such extraordinary circumstances warranting a postponement of the examination.


If a candidate does not perform well in the January 2023 session, they can appear in the April session, according to the court. This was stated by the Bombay High Court during the hearing of a petition seeking the postponement of JEE Main and the relaxation of the 75% eligibility criteria.



JEE Main Exam: Admit Card Next Week 

NTA JEE Main Exam admit card will be released shortly. It is expected to be released in the third week of January. Candidates can download it from the official site of NTA JEE at 



JEE Main Exam: Correction Window


According to the NTA exam schedule, the correction window will close on January 14, 2023. Candidates who wish to modify their application form must do so as soon as possible. Visit the official website- to make changes to the Joint Entrance Examination Mains 2023 Session 1 Exam application form. The deadline for making changes to the JEE Main Session 1 Exam application form is January 14, 2023.



JEE Main 2023 Exam Pattern


For B.Tech

Total No. of Questions - 90

Total Marks - 300 Marks

Sections - Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics


For B.Arch

Total No. of Questions - 82

Total Marks - 400 Marks

Sections - Mathematics, Aptitude & Drawing


For B.Planning

Total No. of Questions - 105

Total Marks - 400 Marks

Sections - Mathematics, Aptitude & Planning



Registration and Exam Schedule of JEE Mains 2023


NTA has released an official notice for JEE Mains 2023. Check the exam schedule for JEE mains 2023.


Date of Examination:
Session 1 - 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 January 2023
Session 2 - 06, 08, 10, 11, 12 April 2023


Timing of Examination:
First Shift - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Second Shift - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 



The dates for the January session of JEE Mains 2023 are as follows:

Application Form Release - 15 December 2022
Last Date to Submit the Application Form - 12 January 2023

The tentative dates for the April session of JEE Mains 2023 are as follows:

Application Form Release - 07 February 2023 
Last Date to Submit the Application Form - 07 March 2023


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